Schomburg Center

You Don’t Have To Lie (Hire More Black Teachers, Maybe) – Education Article

On Friday, I had the honor and pleasure of speaking at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, NYC with student activists Xoya David and Joshua Brown and writer-friend-luminary Nikole Hannah-Jones. When I got the invite from Brian Jones, I was in the midst of finishing one of my more triumphant performances in service of the profession. I was also shaking off the uncertainties of having a teacher improvement plan the prior school year. I’m holding the…

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Black History Month | Middle Grades Resources – Education Article

Updated January 2019 A century and a half after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, students in 2018 will continue a 90-year tradition of studying African American history during February. Historian Carter G. Woodson, along with colleagues at the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), established Negro History Week in 1926. With mobs still lynching African Americans every year (335 deaths reported in the 1920’s, of the total 3959 from 1877 to 1950 reported by the Equal Justice Initiative…

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